Mount Stuart is host to 16 national champion trees

by | Aug 2, 2017 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Boasting either the greatest height or girth for their species in the British Isles these one of a kind specimens are one of the highlights of a visit to the outstanding Gardens and Woodlands at Mount Stuart on the island of Bute.

In addition this unique designed landscape hosts a further:

  • 41 Scots Champion Trees
  • 80 county champions

It’s only fitting that these giants provide a fascinating counterpoint to the Gothic grandeur of Mount Stuart House.

Furthermore, Mount Stuart is literally growing its own champion trees. Trees that were formerly Scots Champions have now graduated as National champions. They include:

Hoheria glabrataSorbus sargentiana and Pittosporum eugenioides ‘Variegatum’.

Others are completely new to the list and they include Rhododendron niveum, Rhododendron decorum and Xanthocyparis nootkatensis. Interestingly, one of the British and Ireland Champions is Stuartia pseudocamellia which was named in honour of the 3rd Earl of Bute.

We invite you to come and visit these unique and wonderful trees in this outstanding designed landscape. Their serene quality and setting is truly magical constituting some of Scotland’s most beautiful natural heritage.